Period
to 31 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 13 5
Rank change year-on-year -10 -8 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 36 199 273
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 6.24% 10.33% 13.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.64% 24.39% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 154 228
Median daily rate £450 £393 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.65% -4.85% +3.13%
10th Percentile £304 £282 £282
90th Percentile £635 £525 £488
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £52.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -66.82% +0.48%
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% +6.67%

SQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 159 816 910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 27.56% 42.37% 43.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 544 637
Median daily rate £425 £423 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +2.42% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £281
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
South West median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 33 22
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -0.59% -0.59%
10th Percentile £22.50 £17.85 £35.19
90th Percentile £42.35 £53.50 £49.88
Median hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.22% +5.88% +3.47%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in Bristol over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for SQL in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for SQL.

1 13 (36.11%) Python
2 12 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (22.22%) Azure
4 7 (19.44%) Power BI
4 7 (19.44%) Power Platform
4 7 (19.44%) ETL
4 7 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (16.67%) Windows
5 6 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 6 (16.67%) Public Sector
5 6 (16.67%) Data Engineering
6 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
6 5 (13.89%) AWS
6 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.89%) Java
6 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
7 4 (11.11%) Oracle
7 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (11.11%) PL/SQL
7 4 (11.11%) Big Data
7 4 (11.11%) DevOps
7 4 (11.11%) Databricks
8 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
8 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
8 3 (8.33%) Office 365
8 3 (8.33%) GitHub

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) Apache Spark
1 2 (5.56%) Jupyter
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) Azure
2 7 (19.44%) Power Platform
3 5 (13.89%) AWS
4 3 (8.33%) GitHub
4 3 (8.33%) Office 365
5 2 (5.56%) Amazon S3
5 2 (5.56%) IaaS
6 1 (2.78%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (2.78%) Logic Apps
6 1 (2.78%) PaaS
6 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) Skype
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Power BI
2 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.11%) Big Data
3 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (8.33%) Hadoop
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (5.56%) Apache Hive
5 2 (5.56%) Impala
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.78%) Data Mart
6 1 (2.78%) MS Access
6 1 (2.78%) MySQL
6 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.78%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Bitbucket
1 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (5.56%) Ant
2 2 (5.56%) Hudson
3 1 (2.78%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.78%) ProC
3 1 (2.78%) RStudio
3 1 (2.78%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.78%) Toad
General
1 6 (16.67%) Public Sector
2 2 (5.56%) Electronics
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.56%) Marketing
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Data Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Power BI Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Python Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Big Data Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Hadoop Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.78%) Data Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Middleware
2 2 (5.56%) CSS
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) JMS
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (5.56%) SOAP
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.78%) Flask
3 1 (2.78%) HTML5
3 1 (2.78%) jQuery
3 1 (2.78%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (2.78%) Node.js
3 1 (2.78%) RESTful
3 1 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (2.78%) Shiny
3 1 (2.78%) SQLAlchemy
3 1 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.56%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) CentOS
4 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) ETL
2 6 (16.67%) Data Engineering
2 6 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.11%) DevOps
5 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.56%) Data Munging
6 2 (5.56%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (5.56%) ETL Development
6 2 (5.56%) ITIL
6 2 (5.56%) Matrix Management
6 2 (5.56%) Migration
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Management
6 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.56%) SOA
6 2 (5.56%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) Python
2 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 5 (13.89%) Java
4 4 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.33%) C
5 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.56%) Perl
6 2 (5.56%) Scala
6 2 (5.56%) VBScript
7 1 (2.78%) C#
7 1 (2.78%) C++
7 1 (2.78%) R
7 1 (2.78%) Ruby
7 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.56%) HDFS
2 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (5.56%) WMI
2 1 (2.78%) Grafana
2 1 (2.78%) Kibana
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Databricks
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) SAP
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco
4 2 (5.56%) Cloudera
4 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
4 2 (5.56%) Talend
5 1 (2.78%) Aruba
5 1 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) Meraki
5 1 (2.78%) Sparx